> In a manner of speaking it is illegal to sell a PC without windows.
a ha hahahaha lol, oh the humanity, come, kick down my door, put me in
chains... The amount of violations ...
> I went into PC World some time ago and was dead set on buy a 1 GHZ
see where you went wrong there ?
> athy which at the time was bleeding edge. In any case the dude
> wouldn't sell me the machine, citing the fact that he couldn't find
> the 'driver disk' and it was illegal to sell the PC without supplying
> me with the drivers.
"against store policy" may have been better phrasing
>but had it been a USR then drivers for it 'wouldn't' exist
a 3com USR ? That's a hardware modem, plenty of driver availability ...
Either way the whole thing sounds like a load of pants, though I do
vaguely recall it coming up before. I believe the misunderstanding arises
because of an agreement PCWorld made with MSoft not to ship systems without
Windows/Drivers installed and correctly configured. In this case the young
man on the floor would have been told, quite correctly, that it was illegal
for him to sell unsupported hardware to an end customer. It does not mean
that this is the case in every situation. If I happened to buy plenty of
computery bits cheap from Wales markets per say, built a system and sold it
to you sans os, where's the problem ?
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